Just as drivers have to worry about snow and ice in the winter, the summer gives you a variety of other unique safety hazards that you need to worry about. If you are planning a vacation or road trip this season, keep our advice about avoiding these hazards in mind. And if you do your best to avoid them and you still get into an accident due to someone else’s actions, it might be time to talk to a Memphis auto accident lawyer from our firm.
What Are Some Common Summer Safety Hazards?
Not all of these safety hazards are unique to the summer months, but they can be especially common during the warmest months of the year. Things to look out for this season include:
- More road work than usual
- Crowded roads with more cars, bikes, and motorcycles
- Drivers operating their cars while tired or under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- More new and inexperienced drivers on the road
- Large potholes
Any of these things can contribute to an accident. Do your best to avoid potential safety hazards and pay close attention to the road while you are on the way to your designation. You should drive at a reasonable speed and look out for signs about changing road conditions and speed limits.
What Should I Do If I Get Into An Accident Due to One of These Safety Hazards?
So you did your best to stay safe and aware of these safety hazards, but you still got into an accident? If this collision was really someone else’s fault, you may be able to hold them accountable and pursue compensation that can help you pay for your bills.
Should I Pursue Damages After a Car Accident?
Unfortunately, the first settlement offer from an insurance company is rarely enough to really make up for an accident. The insurer is just trying to get out of this for as little money as they can, so it is wise to learn more about your potential expenses and what kind of compensation would be fair and reasonable.
A lawyer from our firm can help you do that. Then they can help you pursue damages that pay you back for the economic and non-economic costs of your accident. Your compensation should help you cover:
- Medical costs, past and future expenses
- Any wages you missed out on while recovering
- Loss of enjoyment
- Loss of earning potential
- Any other pain and suffering
If your loved one passed away in a car accident, our lawyers can help you pursue wrongful death damages.
Schedule a Consultation With Our Team
If you are ready to pursue a personal injury case, contact Ballin, Ballin & Fishman, PC. We can offer you a free case evaluation and advice about what you should do next. So call our legal team or visit our website today.